They have formed a mutual admiration society. If Mahesh Bhatt is in awe of Hansal Mehta's work, the latter is so fascinated by Bhatt that he wishes to remake his Saaransh.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's masterpiece Saaransh completed 30 years and on the occasion he handed over the Filmfare Award, that he won for his 1984 film, to National Award winning director Hansal Mehta in appreciation of his "fearless" filmmaking spirit.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan's youngest-born Alia Bhatt now has an impossible dream.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt doesn't digress but drives the point straight home when quizzed about the Indian film industry not churning out Oscar-worthy movies. The noted director-writer-producer flatly says such awards are nothing more than marketing tools that fetch money.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who runs his acting school Actor Prepares, doesn't believe in the "born actor" theory. He feels that some are gifted, but others can cultivate the craft of acting.
Mahesh Bhatt says a film works at the office only if a director is able to translate a writer's vision on the screen. He feels stars can add to that.
With films' subjects being freely questioned, the idea of freedom of expression for filmmakers is at stake, feels Mahesh Bhatt who says writers nowadays live under constant fear of the consequences their work would evoke.
Actor Anupam Kher isn't thinking of retirement anytime soon and promises to keep reinventing himself.